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San José – Teachers and community leaders from Central America and Mexico will be able to teach safe and regular migration to children and young people, thanks to the Pedagogical Suitcase on Migration, an online repository developed by the UN Migration Agency (IOM) which brings together more than 100 resources, methodologies, and educational activities.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 13,043 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first 80 days of 2018, with about 47 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (30%) Spain (22%) and Cyprus (less than 1%).
CIUDAD DE MEXICO — Inmigrantes de países como El Salvador, Honduras y Guatemala iniciarán el movimiento denominado "Viacrucis del Migrante" que recorrerá México, desde la frontera sur hasta llegar a la frontera con Estados Unidos.
Integrantes de la organización "Pueblo Sin Fronteras" detallaron que el recorrido iniciara el próximo domingo 25 de marzo y el propósito es solicitar asilo a Estados Unidos.
Climate change is emerging as a potent driver of internal migration. The report Groundswell: Preparing for Internal Climate Migration (2018) projects that, by 2050, without concrete climate and development action, just over 143 million people—or around 3 percent of the population across Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and South Asia—could be forced to move within their own countries to escape the slow-onset impacts of climate change.
For years, Honduras has been characterised as one of the most violent countries in the world. Living under a constant threat in violent neighbourhoods, many Hondurans have to move or they become displaced. Many seek asylum in neighbouring countries or cross their borders in search of safety. The context in Honduras has been equated to that of a conflict situation, because of its severe impact on the population. Children and youth are particularly affected, as they are forced into gang activities, drop out of school and face death threats if they refuse to join a gang.
A new World Bank report has found that by 2050 the worsening impacts of climate change in three densely populated regions of the world could see more than 140 million people move within their countries’ borders.
With concerted action, however, including global efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and robust development planning at the country level – this worst-case scenario could be dramatically reduced, by as much as 80 percent, or 100 million people.
Thousands of Venezuelans are crossing the borders daily into neighbouring countries in search of safety. Displaced by scarcity of food and medicines, but also because of violence and persecution, the growing numbers of Venezuelans fleeing their country are putting massive pressure on the region.
Over 4 million Venezuelans have fled to find safety in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Aruba, Curacao and Spain over the past 4 years. Neighbouring countries are overwhelmed and overstretched by the influx of Venezuelans.
Bogotá (mar. 16/18). El Presidente Juan Manuel Santos y la Canciller María Ángela Holguín se reunieron este viernes en la Casa de Nariño con el Comisario europeo de Ayuda Humanitaria y Gestión de Crisis, Christos Stylianides y el Secretario de Estado de Cooperación Internacional para Iberoamérica y el Caribe de España, Fernando García Casas.
Bruxelles, le 17 mars 2018
À l'occasion d'un voyage officiel en Colombie pour visiter des projets soutenus par l'UE et rencontrer des représentants du gouvernement, M. Christos Stylianides, commissaire chargé de l'aide humanitaire et de la gestion des crises, a annoncé aujourd'hui une enveloppe de 31 millions d'euros consacrée à l'aide humanitaire et à la préparation aux catastrophes en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes.
Brussels, 17 March 2018
During an official visit to Colombia to visit EU aid projects and meet with government officials, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides has announced today €31 million for humanitarian aid and disaster preparedness for Latin America and the Caribbean.
El día de ayer, en el Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia de la Ciudad de México, el Foro “Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres” invitó a la reflexión sobre la igualdad de género y los feminicidios con dos Conferencias Magistrales, respectivamente de Giancarlo Summa, Director del Centro de Información de las Naciones Unidas para México, Cuba y República Dominicana, y de Belén Sanz Luque, Representante de ONU Mujeres en México.
Mexico City – This week (14/03), IOM Mexico concluded a training project which saw some 1,050 Mexican judicial officials trained, over a two-year period, on how to improve prosecution of human traffickers. In total, 35 capacity building sessions were held in 29 of the country’s 32 states.
Of the total participants, more than 50 per cent were high-level judicial officers – judges and magistrates – while the remainder were legal aides. Overall, there was a slightly higher attendance of women throughout the trainings.
Mexico: Ayotzinapa investigation marred by torture and cover-ups - UN report
GENEVA (15 March 2018) – There are strong grounds to believe that some of the people detained in Mexico during the early stages of the investigation into the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa in 2014 were arbitrarily detained and tortured, and that these serious violations were in turn inadequately investigated and even covered up, a report by the UN Human Rights Office said on Thursday.
Over 1.5 million estimated Venezuelans displaced in the region
2,000% Increase in asylum claims since 2014
Nine UNHCR operations covered by this appeal
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 11,636 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first ten weeks of 2018, with just under 48 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (29%) Spain (23%) and Cyprus (less than 1%). This compares with 20,151 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.
Los comisionados están recabando información sobre las causas fundamentales de las desigualdades en salud en la región. Este año presentarán su informe final con recomendaciones concretas para eliminar esas brechas.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 10,949 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first nine weeks of 2018, with just under 51 percent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (27%) Spain (22%) and Cyprus (less than 1%). This compares with 20,051 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.
Berlin – Since IOM, the UN Migration Agency, began collecting data through the Missing Migrants Project in 2014, it has recorded the deaths of 1,234 women, more than half of whom died while attempting to cross the Mediterranean. This figure represents less than five percent of the total number of migrant deaths recorded during this period by the Project, which is based at IOM’s Data Analysis Centre in Berlin.
MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA:
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Oaxaca, Mexico, a region still recovering from significant damages after a September 2017 earthquake that killed hundreds.
Flooding in Guatemala and Panama and heavy rainfall in Honduras caused significant damage to homes and crops.
National authorities have responded by delivering food and dry goods to those affected.